Liverpool Transfer News: Dirk Kuyt Looking to Stay at Anfield

Michael KohCorrespondent IIIMay 25, 2012

LONDON, ENGLAND - FEBRUARY 26:  Dirk Kuyt of Liverpool celebrates as he scores in the penalty shoot out during the Carling Cup Final match between Liverpool and Cardiff City at Wembley Stadium on February 26, 2012 in London, England.  (Photo by Mike Hewitt/Getty Images)
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Liverpool No. 18, like the rest of the Reds fans scattered throughout the world, wants to see who becomes the historical club's new manager.

The once ever-present Dutchman was underutilized this season, with former manager Kenny Dalglish favoring Jordan Henderson on the right side over Kuyt.

Kuyt had been wonderful in seasons past at that position—2008-09 comes to mind, where Kuyt, along with a fit Steven Gerrard and midfield maestro Xabi Alonso controlled the midfield, allowing for Kuyt to hassle full backs and score 12 goals in league competition

However, as Dalglish favored his British signings, Kuyt (along with Maxi Rodriguez and Fabio Aurelio) found himself increasingly marginalized.

It was revealed that Kuyt has been contemplating a move away from Merseyside. However, if—and when—the new manager started the Holland international more consistently than Dalglish had, then he would prolong his stay at Liverpool, and I'm sure the fans would be thrilled to see him give it his all again in the Reds shirt.

Unfortunately, Kuyt admitted to being interested in a move to HSV.

He revealed his displeasure at not being named in the starting XI more often: “I played less than I wanted last season. That was very disappointing and annoying.” (via

The 32-year-old is determined to play in top-flight football and believes if Liverpool should not accept his services, he would move to Germany-based HSV.

Yes. HSV is an option. I am proud to have such a great, wonderful club has interest in me.

 I've worked with Rafael van der Vaart and Nigel de Jong and Joris Mathijsen talk a lot about HSV. And so, I know their stories about Hamburg. They had a great time there. They love the city and the club. (via

If HSV were to gain Dirk Kuyt, Liverpool would definitely be in short supply of a tenacious, stamina-filled, decisive player. And losing hard-working players at this moment in time would be a momentous step backwards.